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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2017, 10:13:21 am »
FF has "supposed" to have supported Netflix DRM for the last couple of releases .. but I don't have a Netflix account so can't test it.

I'm on it.

Yep, it's working on Firefox 53.0.3 64-bit, running on Peppermint 7 on my media PC.   No Flash plugin, just straight HTML5 playback.

I don't know if location makes a difference with Netflix on there.  One would think it doesn't, but then it may.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2017, 10:19:46 am »
Thanks Chris :)
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2017, 11:02:13 am »
Can try again tonight.
Might have been something temporary.
I remember it said something like "you seem to be using an outdated version of FF", although I have the latest version installed.
...but as said I'll try again tonight

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2017, 03:25:12 pm »
So, now I have tried it again and it doesn't work...suck! Firefox 53.0.3
I have to keep that google chrome in the sandbox after all...it works from there.

Sweden, as I understand, is bit like the US when it comes to linux use.
For example, I'd to find a work arround in order to loggin to my bank, because they (and no bank in Sweden) do not support logging in through linux.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2017, 07:01:49 am »
For Netflix to work in Firefox, you may have to enable "Play DRM Content".

Copy this into your firefox address bar:
Code: [Select]
about:preferences#content
and hit enter.

And make sure you have a tick in "Play DRM Content"

Also be aware that it may take a short while before Netflix starts working on your first visit.
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2017, 08:57:45 am »
Cheers! I will try later.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2017, 11:46:06 am »
For Netflix to work in Firefox, you may have to enable "Play DRM Content".

Copy this into your firefox address bar:
Code: [Select]
about:preferences#content
and hit enter.

And make sure you have a tick in "Play DRM Content"

Also be aware that it may take a short while before Netflix starts working on your first visit.

I enabled, Play DRM Content.   NETFLIX is now running like a champ through Firefox 50.0.3 (64-bit) on my BabyDell Latitude D430.
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2017, 12:01:50 pm »
It works now! Thanks!
I also had to enable "remember history" otherwise it woundn't start.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2017, 12:11:36 pm »
...but now I have another question...
I have the .deb package of Google Chrome in my download folder, but when I run sudo apt-get remove/purge it says
"E: Unable to locate package ..."
How do I remove it?

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 12:19:52 pm »
Forget it, its done...
sudo dpkg -r google-chrome-stabel
was the command needed.

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 12:31:51 pm »
Nice .. but if anyone you should thank this guy :)

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2017, 10:43:13 am »
In my experience Opera has worked best with Peppermint on my machines.

+1

I prefer the dev branch, but the stable ver was recently updated to include the features I liked the most, in the dev release.

Heh !  Does that make sense ?

Put another way, I like them both equally, today.

Did I mention, it provides *FREE* unlimited VPN ?   8)

OMG !!!  That does it !

I've already permanently switched to Opera -- Fit For Purpose, and all that stuff, you know ?   :)

I switched a while back, but I'm still discovering features in Opera.  Damn, this browser rawks !

This morning, I wanted to post a podcast link on LinkedIn .  When I searched n' found the podcast page I was looking for, Opera asked me if I wanted to add it to my 'Personal News'.  Hello ?!?!?

I knew this 'Personal News' was baked into Opera, but I never paid any attention to it.  Matter of fact, I disabled the icon in the sidebar.

Anyway, I went to the podcast page and BOOM !  The 'Personal News' screen popped up ....





I'll continue to use Guayadeque as the podcatcher, on my desktop machines, but this 'Personal News' feature is going to be great on my portables !

That's it.  Stay thirsty, my friends ...

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2017, 12:52:30 pm »
Chromium based, so all the same annoyances .. having great feature on top of those annoyances still doesn't cut it for me I'm afraid :(

One day someone'll make the perfect browser, until then FF comes closest for me.
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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2017, 01:45:43 pm »
Chromium based, so all the same annoyances .. having great feature on top of those annoyances still doesn't cut it for me I'm afraid

Fish fight !  ;D

Rosie O'Donnell and Ivanka Trump are based on the same architecture, too.





There IS a difference ...

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Re: Best Browser
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2017, 02:03:20 pm »
LOL .. I'm not saying they're not different, I'm saying Opera still has the same annoyances that Chrome/Chromium does, bunging some cool features on top doesn't get away from that.

We're back to:-  sh*t off a chrome plated shovel (or a red anodised one that sings) is still sh*t.
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